HC Deb 15 May 1907 vol 174 c970

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether on 29th April last a crowd of about 300 men assembled in the neighbourhood of Loughrea and marched to the grazing farms at Earl's Park, Ballinlawless, and Tullyhill, where they cleared the farms of all the cattle by driving them on to the public road; whether a force of twelve police, in attempting to prevent the cattle being driven off, were assaulted, and the head constable and two sergeants wounded; whether this is part of an organised campaign to clear out all the tenants of grazing farms; and what steps the Government is taking to cope with this movement.


A prosecution against ten men has been instituted in connection with the occurrence of 29th April. The case is sub judice.